Boko: Seven executive members of the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) visited two illegal sand mining and stock sites at Boko and Singra under Singra Forest Range on Saturday.
Executive Member Phanindra Rabha said that due to sand mining, river erosion was going on in the villages and every year many bighas of paddy fields go underwater. On the other hand, the village roads had been totally damaged due to sand mining. He urged all the villagers to protest against illegal sand mining and said that the RHAC had also decided to close all the illegal sand mining sites under RHAC area.
The seven members were RHAC vice-chairman Rama Kanta Rabha and executive members Phanindra Rabha, Sumit Rabha, Nagarmal Swargiyary, Sonaram Rabha, Frylin R Marak, and Aditya Rabha. Executive Member Sumit Rabha said that people were mining sand from the rivers in Kamrup district but this was illegal as they did not have government permission to do so.
Executive Member Nagarmal Swargiyary said that people used machines for mining which was also illegal and during the visit to Pakharapara village of Boko and Roumari village in Singra, people were found mining sand from the rivers using by machines. After the visits, RHAC executive member Sumit Rabha spoke to the Singra Forest Ranger to take necessary action against illegal mining.